Jordan House Tour | Before & After: Foyer & Living Room

amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, afterWe are 100 percent moved in. Our Kabul HHE, San Salvador/storage HHE and Virginia UAB shipments arrived, along with our car. All 101 boxes totaling 4,230 pounds are unpacked. Our clothes and linens are dry-cleaned, our photos are displayed and our artwork is hanging on the walls.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, beforeEntryway, before.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, afterEntryway, after.It’s a great feeling. Our apartment finally feels like home. I hate to be so attached to material possessions because it’s just stuff. But I love stuff and things!amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, beforeLiving room, before.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, afterLiving room, after.Per usual (and by usual I mean our first two posts), I’m going to post a virtual “house tour,” taking a look at before and after pictures per room. Perhaps this will entice guests to visit us!amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, beforeWe divided the living room area from the foyer/entryway space.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, afterAll our stuff was in country not long after we moved to Amman. It just took a while for customs and processing and paperwork to be settled. We received our Kabul HHE shipment pretty quickly — maybe five or six weeks after we arrived.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, afterOur UAB and storage HHE were ready to be delivered a week or so earlier than we got them, but work was too busy for us to take off any time to deal with the movers and unpacking. So we did what any insane normal person would do: We had 87 boxes weighing more than 3,000 pounds delivered in the same day, and managed to unpack everything within four days.Did I mention I’m really organized? Like, obsessive-compulsive disorder organized? Yeah. It only took a little over two months after our arrival (two months and 10 days, to be exact) for us to be totally unpacked, with everything up on the walls.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, afterOne thing we had been worried about was whether all our furniture and artwork collected during our travels would clash. Afghan carpets and furniture with Fernando Llort Salvadoran art? How would that mix with the Embassy-provided Drexel Heritage furniture?amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, living room, afterLuckily, everything seems to mesh well together. I’m no interior designer, so I could be wrong and all our stuff might clash horribly. But if your couches are powder blue to begin with, what can you really do? We even found a place for our pupusa table.So, who’s  coming to visit? Taking reservations now.See my Kabul house tour and San Salvador house tour.

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

11 thoughts on “Jordan House Tour | Before & After: Foyer & Living Room

  1. Your apartment is very pretty. It seems so light and airy. The minimalistic look works perfectly with your colorful artwork. Keeps it from clashing with the interior. Will the State Department ever invest in more current styles of furniture?!

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    1. Thanks! We do get pretty good natural light in most of the rooms, which is nice. Sadly, I think the State Department is committed to Drexel Heritage furniture. It’s really not that bad (at least the ones we have gotten in our three tours) and we can live with it. I have seen many blog posts devoted to reupholstering and other DIY tricks to make them look a bit nicer.

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  2. Me, me, me! December 2016! You don’t need to post virtual tours to entice me to visit. Your place looks great! The mishmash of all the art and stuff and things you’ve collected go great together. I especially love the afghan ottoman! Can’t wait to see it (and you guys) all in person soon!

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